by Jasper TX
lidar001 - 2007
"it is surely rare to come across such a remarkable fusion of fragile guitars, feld recordings and imposing drones as witnessed on jasper tx's debut album „i’ll be long gone before my light reaches you“ released on uk label lampse in 2005. although this album appeared out of nowhere, everyone was soon in agreement: swedish born dag rosenqvist makes you sit up and take notice. after a sampler contribution for miasmah and a 3"" cd released on kning disk, lidar is proud to announce the release of „a darkness“, jasper tx's second full length album. although all of the elements which made the debut album so unique are present here as well, jasper tx presents a more tempered but no less impressive disposition. the tracks are intimate and magical, somewhat like moving through the shades of a night. far from being scary, this is a journey one is only too pleased to set out on. from the word go, the beautiful frst track ""better days to come"" takes you by the hand to encourage you. there follows 58 minutes of elegiac and melancholic guitars („destroy detroit (the sign of buildings never built)“ ), nebulous & bleak soundscapes („nightbirds“), the folkloric ""winter/midnight/suicide"", a ghostly intermezzo called ""sleep; ghosts"" and all rounded off with a stunning finale, the 21 minutes track ""some things broken, some things lost"". this last track represents a marriage of all the elements which go into making jasper tx so remarkable: timeless beauty, hypnotic drones and a rather unique form of earthy melancholy. quite simply, one of jasper tx's most impressive tracks!"